[eDebate] Wake invitation

bandana martin drmosbornesq
Tue Oct 21 11:34:23 CDT 2008


and the poker tournament?


On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Ross Smith <smithr at wfu.edu> wrote:

> Must have been lost in black hole period of edebate . . .
>
>
> Shirley 2008 invite
>
> Intercollegiate policy debate programs are invited to enter two teams in
> the 2008 Franklin R. Shirley Classic, November 15-17, 2008, hosted by
> Wake Forest University. Schools may enter more than two teams subject to
> the conditions listed below.
>
> NEW THIS YEAR (see relevant sections below for details):
>
> 1) 6 prelims. 4 prelims Saturday; 2 prelims, first elim and banquet
> Sunday; last 4 elims Monday. Rooms for community discussion on topics of
> interest will be made available during first elim.
>
> 2) Frosh/soph (any team where both partners have not completed two full
> years of college debate) breakout ? clearing at least to quarters.
>
> 3) Strict time limits for judge decisions in elims as well as prelims,
> and time allotted for post round.
>
> 4) Clarification of electronic recording rules.
>
> SAME AS BEFORE:
>
> 1) Friendly and efficient.
>
> 2) Entry process and qualifications.
>
> 3) Hospitality.
>
> 4) Scouting.
>
> ENTRIES:
>
> Entries of two teams per school will be accepted until midnight October
> 22 on a first come, first served basis until we have reached our 150
> team limit (this limit is necessary due to classroom and other facility
> limitations).
>
> Schools may apply for more teams by adding them to the waitlist subject
> to the following:
> As space permits, we will take additional teams, up to a total of four
> teams per school, as long as ALL THREE OR FOUR teams have cleared to
> elims in TWO varsity tournaments this fall. If both debaters on the team
> EITHER cleared twice this fall OR qualified for NDT in the past OR
> reached elimination rounds at CEDA Nationals in the past, the team is
> considered to have met the "cleared twice" requirement. No fourth team
> from a school will be accepted until all eligible third teams from other
> schools have been accepted.
>
> Waivers of the entry rules may be granted at the discretion of the WFU
> coaching staff.
>
> JUDGING (note, there are some new wrinkles here):
> Each school must provide 3 rounds of prelim judging for each of their
> first two teams and 4 rounds of judging for each additional team.
>
> If you are hiring judging from outside of your school's staff/alumni,
> and the tournament cannot place your judges into the required number of
> rounds, the tournament reserves the right to: 1) adjust the judging
> obligations of your other judges (adding rounds of commitment to those
> of your judges who are easier to place), and/or 2) charge your school
> $30.00 per round of unmet obligation.
>
> As a normative rule, all coaches are expected to make themselves
> available for at least some judging and will be on the pref sheet.
>
> Prelim rounds must be decided within two hours and forty-five minutes of
> the posted start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to
> determine the winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
>
> Elim rounds must be decided within three hours of the posted/announced
> start time of the debate. The tab room will flip a coin to determine the
> winner when the judge cannot decide in time.
>
> Judges must vote for one and only one team in each debate and must
> assign speaker points and ranks in prelim rounds
>
> Fifteen minutes minimum will be allocated to post round discussion of
> the decision, but we must ask that the post-round cease 15 minutes after
> the decision deadline so debaters can move on to their next debate with
> adequate and fair time.
>
> SPEAKER POINTS:
> A 100 point scale will be used as last year. We'll share a graph showing
> the distribution of points from last year.
>
>
> CASELIST and SCOUTING
> Participating teams and schools are expected to contribute to
> http://opencaselist.wikispaces.com/ and should provide their most recent
> affirmative and negative information by the Tuesday before the
> tournament at latest. Teams and schools should cooperate with Wake
> Forest students and staff assigned to gather the material.
>
> AUDIO and VIDEO RECORDING
>
> All rounds (defined as the speeches and judge critiques) are open to the
> public and may be electronically recorded for private educational use by
> any tournament participants (registered coaches, debaters and helpers,
> and Wake Forest tournament staff) only. Public distribution of such
> recordings is expressly prohibited unless prior written consent of all
> people on the recording is obtained and unless prior written consent of
> Wake Forest University is obtained. Private sharing for educational use
> is permitted.
>
>
>
> TABULATION and PAIRING STUFF
> We will use an ordinal MPJ system run on STA. Rounds one and two preset.
> The other 4 prelims individually power paired hi-low within brackets.
> Top 32 teams clear on basis of adjusted points, opp wins, total points,
> twice adjusted points, ranks, random number. Brackets broken in elims.
> Side equalization procedure used for elims.
>
> "JV BREAKOUT" (NAME TENTATIVE)
>
> At least 20% of all teams comprised of two debaters both of whom are
> still in their first or second year of debate who do not clear into the
> doubles will clear into the Sophfrosh (name tentative) breakout. Clears
> at least to 8 teams.
>
> FEES:
> Tournament fees are $60.00 per person (debaters, coaches, judges, scouts).
>
> TOURNAMENT HOTEL:
> The Sundance, 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
> (336-723-2911)
>
> Flat rate: 82.99 per room per night plus taxes and fees
>
> Includes wireless internet (they have increased their capacity),
> parking, and continental breakfast daily.
>
> All elims will be held here.
>
> Special needs or problems re hotel? Sales contact there is Sheila Small,
> shefaysmall at yahoo.com <mailto:shefaysmall at yahoo.com>
> <mailto:shefaysmall at yahoo.com>
>
> We will post other info on backup lodging in the near future.
>
> RENTAL VANS
>
> For vans of all sizes, ask for the Wake Forest Debate rate at Triangle,
> http://www.trianglerentacar.com/
>
> HOSPITALITY
> Krispy Kreme, coffee, juice, bagels in the mornings. Water, sodas,
> aspirin, snacks throughout. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Banquet Sunday
> night, plus the usual Survivors Party? on Monday night after the start
> of the final round.
>
> CONDUCT:
>
> All participants debate at the invitation of Wake Forest University
> according to its tournament rules as well as any rules of their
> sponsoring institutions. We abide by all rules and norms of CEDA and the
> AFA, including but not limited to CEDA's sexual harassment policy.
>
>
>
> SCHEDULE:
>
> Friday, November 14
> Registration 6-9 pm; airings, rounds 1 and 2 released at 9 pm
>
> Saturday, November 15, 2008
>
> 8 am ? round 1 start
>
> 10:45 am ? round one decision deadline.
>
> 11:15 am ? round 2 start
>
> 2 pm ? round 2 decision deadline
>
> 2:15 ? round 3 (powered) pairings
>
> 3 pm ? round 3 start
>
> 5:45 ? round 3 decision deadline
>
> 6 pm -- round 4 (powered) pairings
>
> 6:45 pm ? round 4 start
>
> 9:15 pm ? round 4 decision deadline
>
> Sunday
>
> 8 am ? round 5 (powered) pairings released at hotel, online, and on campus
>
> 9 am ? round 5 start
>
> 11:45 ? round 5 decision deadline
>
> 12:15 ? round 6 (powered) pairings
>
> 3 pm ? round 6 decision deadline
>
> 3:30 pm ? first elim pairings
>
> 4:15 pm -- first elim start
>
> 7:15 pm ? first elim decision deadline
>
> 7:00 pm ? Banquet begins ? awards including speakers and coach of the year.
>
> Monday
>
> 8 am -- Octas and 2^nd breakout elim start
>
> 11 am ? decision deadline
>
> 11:15 ? postround ends by now.
>
> Noon: Quarters and 3^rd breakout elim start.
>
> 3 pm ? decision deadline
>
> 3:15 pm ? postround ends by now.
>
> 4 pm: Semis and breakout elim (if necessary) start.
>
> 7 pm ? decision deadline
>
> 7:15 pm ? postround ends by now.
>
> 8 pm: Final round begins
>
> 10 pm ? "Survivors' Party" begins
>
> LOOK FOR MORE DETAILS coming soon at http://groups.wfu.edu/debate/
>
> --
> Ross K. Smith
> Director of Debate
> Wake Forest University
>
> 336-251-2076 (c)
> 336-758-5268 (o)
>
> http://groups.wfu.edu/debate/
> http://www.DebateScoop.org
>
>
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